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Lazer Krux Bicycle Helmet

Lazer Krux Helmet Review

Keith Earickson is a transient who is currently headquartered in Flagstaff, AZ. He writes a filthy, NSFA (Not Safe For Anything) blog at www.spacedriftin.blogspot.com and is enjoying his switch from a crappy, no-name beach cruiser to a fully loaded Surly LHT way too much. He has forgotten how to drive a car. Recently I was…

A Recovery Child Trailer Turned Cargo – P.2

Following up on a DIY bike trailer project that we published the first phases of last September, Harry sent us these photos of the next steps in the project. It’s done. Total cost: $75 ($50 for new tires, tubes, $25 for velcro). And a lot of time. The fabric is rip-stop nylon (donated by my…

Chariot and Croozer Trailers 10% off thru July 12th

Chariot Carriers and Croozer Child, Cargo and Dog Trailers will be 10% off from July 3 through July 12 at BikeTrailerShop.com and BikeKidShop.com.Chariot makes premium bike child trailers, with quality details from the components to the stitching.TheChariot Cabriolet trailer, designed for one or two children, has a reputation for being both affordable and versatile.$429$379.TheCX2 is…

Vaude Cycle 30

Vaude Cycle 30 Bag Review

This review is by Arleigh of Bike Shop Girl. If you remember, Arleigh was at the helm of Commute by Bike for a good while and will be continuing to review and post commuter articles now that she is back on the bike commuting after her accident with a car a while back. We are…

Kalkhoff Electric Bike in Summer Flowers

Earlier this winter and spring I published several photos of the electric bikes that we are testing in the JOYBAG project (jump on your bike and go). Now that summer is here, it’s time for the bright cheerful tones of summer to show off the lines of our JOYBAG fleet. Here is the Kalkhoff ebike…

Lane Leather Bicycle Pannier Messenger Bag

Lane Leather Bicycle Pannier Messenger Bag – I am not worthy

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at www.sheridesabike.com. Visit her website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. The…

Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier Kahlkoff

An Ortlieb Downtown Pannier Review (to Compliment a BikeBagShop.com Sale)

I’ve been reviewing the Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier for several months now after my prior foray with the Racktime Workit Pannier.   With our parent company Campfire Cycling launching their semi-annual Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime Sale, it seemed like a good time to share a few words about one of Ortlieb’s premier commuter panniers.   A little info…

Campfire Cycling's Pannier Upgrade Center

You’ve still got time to gear up for that summer bike tour trip you’ve been doing. Here’s a customer that’s been touring so long that he had to upgrade his panniers when he rolled through town. He was setup with Ortlieb Front and Back Roller Classics mounted to a Tubus Duo Front Rack and Tubus…

Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire

Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. I’ll be honest. As a bike commuter I am a bit of a renegade. I don’t like to ride on the road. With the…

John Coe Power SO Windstopper Beanie

GoreTex Bikewear Windstopper Beanie

John Coe has been an everyday, four-season bike commuter in a four-season town for almost 20 years. He blogs, when he blogs, mostly about bikes and skis and stuff at rockychrysler.blogspot.com. You’re a four-season bike commuter.   Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters you.   No matter what, you ride. You’re fully kitted-out for…